Upper Michigan, the birthplace of Professional Hockey, has produced it share of outstanding players. On this day in 1942 the first American Hockey League All Star Game featured Calumet High School’s own Johnny Sherf.
John had a colorful career with the unbeaten Copper Kings, the semi-pro Calumet Black Hawks, and the University of Michigan, where he was the leading scorer. In that all-star game 67 years ago today John Sherf played for the American Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Hornets, the top farm team of the Detroit Red Wings.
Called up for the playoffs, he helped lead Detroit to the championship, and became the first US Citizen whose name is engraved on the Stanley Cup. Pasty Central Day in History, February 3rd.